We thought the Jemele Hill / ESPN debacle over comments she made about Donald Trump was over and done with — but we were wrong.
Weeks after the controversy surrounding Jemele Hill calling Donald Trump a white supremacist on social media, the network has issued a statement and has suspended Jemele for two weeks.
Just so we're clear: I'm not advocating a NFL boycott. But an unfair burden has been put on players in Dallas & Miami w/ anthem directives.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) October 9, 2017
To be clear, the network is saying they suspended Jemele for violating their social media policy as she suggested a boycott of NFL advertisers — but we all know how this works.
ESPN's Statement on Jemele Hill: pic.twitter.com/JkVoBVz7lv
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) October 9, 2017
Her suspension comes after the White House called for Jemele’s firing.